Re: WPF etc

I think this got swallowed by the list when I replied on Saturday =(
Sending again …

Ivan Porto C. wrote:

In the IronPython samples for Silverlight I can see a really nice way
of attaching a python file to the canvas.
<x:Code Source=“myfile.py” Type=“text/python” /> which for ruby
becomes <x:Code Source=“myfile.rb” Type=“text/ruby” /> as soon as
there is a silverlight refresh I presume.

The next version of Silverlight initialize the ruby/python file
directly, and then you can load a XAML file from code if necessary. So,
your above example will not be necessary.

Doesn’t the current silverlight download not support Ruby yet ?

Nope, the current SL version doesn’t support Ruby, however then next
release will.

Anyway my real question is, is such a construct available for WPF as
well. When i tried to put it in, it didn’t want to work. How is this
done for silverlight? Is that because the silverlight host application
extends the code element? Would it be hard to make WPF work in the
same way?

Actually, I think John L. has a WPF Ruby app he’s been working on, but
I’m not sure of its current status.

Silverlight currently defines the x:Code element, which WPF does not
have a notion of. Also, WPF is essentially code-first, which is what
Silverlight is aligning to

I would love to be able to test some of the samples I will have with
silverlight as well, does anybody have any idea as to when we would be
able to get something?

Well, the Silverlight schedule isn’t public yet, but this guy
(http://blogs.zdnet.com/Stewart/?p=702) seems to have predictions =)

The next release is a beta, and from then on we’ll support Ruby.

Thanks
Ivan

Hope that answers your questions!
~Jimmy

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